Current Lab Members

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Anna Molofsky

Principal Investigator

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Rafael Han

Postdoc

I am studying different roles of IL-33 in the thalamus during postnatal development and after stroke injury.

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Hiromi Inoue

Lab Manager

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Nick Silva

Postdoc

My research is focused on microglia and synaptic interactions during development. In addition to the heterogeneity of microglia within the CNS of the zebrafish.

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Ilia Vainchtein

Postdoc

My research is focused on understanding how IL-33 regulates microglial function during physiologic brain development.

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Leah Dorman

Neuroscience Graduate Student

I have been a graduate student in Anna’s lab since 2016. I study how microglia and astrocytes shape cortical development and remodeling using the barrel cortex as a model system.

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Phi Nguyen

BMS Graduate Student

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Sarah Wang

Technician

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Brigita Widiarto

UCB Undergraduate Assistant

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Jerika Barron

BMS Graduate Student

I joined the Molofsky lab in 2017 and study the role of meningeal resident immune cells in neurodevelopment and how they modulate functions of brain resident microglia.

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Jorge Ortiz

Technician (with Ari Molofsky lab)

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Akshaj Joshi

UCB Undergraduate Assistant

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Marci Rosenberg

BMS/MSTP Graduate Student

I study how microglia interact with synapses, and the molecular mechanisms underlying specification of grey-matter astrocyte identity. More broadly, I’m interested in how early life experiences affect neural circuitry.

Nadine Horneck

UCB Undergraduate Assistant

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Ellen Wang

SRTP Student

Lab Alumni